Monday, September 15, 2014 Elul 20, 5774

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Does it take a brave heart or just foolhardiness to attempt an acting comeback in a movie that Eddie Haskell would love? Mel Gibson is about to find out; the bedeviled and besmirched actor of blue-eyed beauty and green-eyed hatred has taken to the screen in "The Beaver," portraying a diminished depressive damned by the world and divested of hope...
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Ears, that is
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Eileen Goltz, Jewish Exponent Feature
SLICE OF LIFE What is the one food that, given the opportunity to eat right now, would you choose? The immediate, no-holds-barred answer that came from the place where diets don't live was elephant ears. For those of you that have never consumed this treat, an elephant ear is typically a fried, flattened piece of yeast dough, not really like...
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Philly's Avi Wisnia is hot to trot for the Brazilian beat
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Blame it on the bossa nova, sure, but doesn't klezmer share some responsibility? And how about liturgy? Where does that come in? It all comes together in explaining the wistful soundtrack of Avi Wisnia's life, where the son of a regional rabbi bounded over the bimah to explore the outside pull of a musical postmodern world. And the son returns,...
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Speaking Volumes
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In the history of photography, Alfred Stieglitz is a storied name -- as it is in the history of all modern art. He was a great pioneer, both as practitioner and theorist. Beginning in the 1890s, he began taking his bold, distinctive photos, images that, in time, began convincing skeptics that photography could indeed be an art form. He continued...
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BEYOND CHICKEN SOUP
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Louise Fiszer, Jewish Exponent Feature
For the busy cook, a potluck party is a perfect way to entertain. Potluck by definition needs to be do-ahead and portable. The menu should be flexible, easily accommodating different tastes. For everyone on the guest list who knows just what to bring, there are some who would welcome a suggestion from you, the host -- something easy, quick and...
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